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Hi i have a ford escort 16v when i turn the engine on i turn the steering wheel it makes a noise as if the cover around it is catching ? it drives ok im a single mum with three young children is it a serious problem

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Have you checked the level of the fluid? Many times when you get a noise from the power steering, it's because the fluid level is low. Check the reservoir and make sure the level is right - there's usually an indicator stick built into the bottom of the cap, marked to show levels of min and max, or low and full. If you are low, the fluid is available at any auto parts store. Just pour a little in, check the cap level again, and continue to add as needed.

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